Alpine Bank and Paper Recovery Service Corporation, a secure shredding solutions company, are partnering together again to hold Alpine Bank’s annual fall Community Shred Day on Saturday, September 12, 2015, from 9 a.m. to Noon in the parking lot of Alpine Bank’s Roscoe Branch at 5023 Rockrose Court, in Roscoe. This will be the first time since 2011 that Alpine Bank has held a shred day at this location.
Alpine Bank Community Shred Day is a FREE event open to the entire community. Attendees will be able to drop off their documents at the “shredding drive-thru” and watch Paper Recover shred them during the event on site free of charge – all without leaving the comforts of their vehicle.
People are invited to bring a maximum of 2 boxes of the following materials to be shredded: clean paper of any color, file folders of any color, papers containing staples, paper clips, rubber bands, and/or small binders. Materials that cannot be shredded include: trash, cardboard, telephone books, hardcover books, hanging folders, 3-ring binders, lever-arch binders, and any plastics, including computer disks, CDs, DVDs, VCR tapes, ID badges, x-rays, transparencies, etc.
Nearly 9 million people are affected by identity theft each year. According to the FTC, “Identity theft is a serious crime. It can disrupt your finances, credit history, and reputation, and take time, money, and patience to resolve.” With over 4 million tons of junk mail received by Americans each year, there are millions of documents which contain your personal information. In addition, most Americans still receive paper documents for bank accounts, utility bills, credit cards, etc. When these documents are discarded, the risk of having your information stolen by a “dumpster diver” drastically increases. By taking steps, such as shredding to protect yourself, you can potentially lessen this threat.
Alpine Bank hosts two Community Shred Days each year – one in the spring and one in the fall.
For more information about protecting your self from identity theft, visit https://www.bankalpine.com/security-privacy.
About Paper Recovery Service Corporation
Based in Loves Park, IL, Paper Recovery Service Corporation provides solutions from secure document destruction to recycling for businesses in manufacturing, retail, or professional services.